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Indo-Canadian wrestler to feature in Rio Olympics

Toronto: An Indian-origin wrestler, who won in Canadian wrestling team trials, was among six wrestlers nominated to represent Canada through the qualification process for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.....

IPL-9 to begin on April 9, 2016; Pune, Rajkot to replace CSK, Royals

New Delhi: The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2016 will be held from April 9 to May 29 and would welcome two new franchises, Pune and....

Under-17 World Cup coming to India is massive: Tendulkar

Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar believes the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India in 2017 is "absolutely massive" and everyone is waiting to welcome it.   "Everyone....

Beckham wants Qatar to host 2022 World Cup

London: English football great David Beckham believes the FIFA 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights.   The Swiss and US authorities are....

India win fourth Test by 337 runs; win series 3-0

New Delhi: India defeated South Africa by 337 runs in the fourth and final Test to win the series 3-0 here on Monday.   Chasing a mammoth target of 481....

Pro Wrestling League #KhelFauladi

The innaugural edition of the world's biggest Wrestling League is upon us & India's Olympic heroes along with the sport's biggest stars are set to enthral fans across 6 cities....

HWL Final: India pip Netherlands to clinch bronze medal

Raipur: India prevailed 3-2 (5-5) in a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands to clinch the bronze medal in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel....

For Rs.50, wrestling fans can watch Pro Wrestling League

New Delhi:  Wrestling fans in the national capital will be able to witness their favourite grapplers in action at the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) for only Rs.50.   K.D. Jadhav....

South Africa follows a gritty trail to win in fourth Test

New Delhi:  South Africa produced a gritty defensive performance to grind their way to 72/2 in the second innings to trail by 408 runs at the close after India declared....

BCCI to announce two new IPL teams on Tuesday

New Delhi:  Two new teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be announced after a meeting of the tournament's governing council (GC) here on Tuesday.   "The IPL GC....

Angry driver parks vehicle in the pitch after a sixer smashes windshield

Brisbane:  It was a smash sixer, no doubt. For it cracked the windscreen of a parked cab. The driver was furious and drove his vehicle right in the middle of....

Louis van Gaal says Man United not good enough to win Champions League

Manchester:   Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal on Sunday said his side are just not good enough to win the Champions League this season.   They are at present....

Phelps clinches third gold in US winter swimming

Washington:  American legend Michael Phelps won the 200 metres butterfly, the third victory in three days in the US Winter Swimming Championships at the King Aquatic Center.   The 30-year-old,....

Srikanth settles for silver in Indonesian Masters Final

Malang (Indonesia):  Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles final at the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday.   Both shuttlers managed to save two match....

Easy win for Real Madrid after difficult week

Madrid: Karim Benzema helped put a difficult week for himself and his club behind as he scored two goals in Real Madrid's comfortable win 4-1 at home to Getafe in....

Former Peru soccer chief arrested amid FIFA graft probe

Lima: The former president of Peru's soccer federation Manuel Burga was arrested amid an ongoing US-led investigation into corruption at the sport's world governing body FIFA. Burga was among 16....

Chennaiyin FC beat Pune City 1-0 to enter ISL semis

Pune: India's Jeje Lalpekhlua scored the only goal to help Chennaiyin FC storm into semi-finals of the Indian Super League (ISL) second season with a 1-0 win over hosts FC....

Hard-working India loses 1-0 to Belgium in HWL showdown

Raipur:  Belgium pipped a hard-working India 1-0 in the second semifinal to set up a summit clash against world champions Australia in the the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at....

Harbhajan backs “home advantage” in pitch controversy

New Delhi:  Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday backed the practice of "home advantage", in reference to the nature of pitches prepared by India for the ongoing Test cricket series against....

India take 403-run lead; Kohli and Rahane in control

New Delhi:  Skipper Virat Kohli (83 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (52 not out) led India’s second innings resurgence after pacer Morne Morkel had struck early blows for South Africa....

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth enters Indonesian Masters final

Malang, Indonesia:  Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold men's singles final at the Gedung Graha Cakrawala here on Saturday.   The top seed needed....

Mumbai City FC player-manager Nicolas Anelka says his team deserved to win

Kolkata:  Mumbai City FC coach cum marquee player Nicolas Anelka on Friday said his team deserved to win their last game of the season where they beat Atletico de Kolkata....

Real Madrid suspended from King’s Cup for fielding ineligible player

Madrid:  Spanish giants Real Madrid were on Friday kicked out of the Spanish King's Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their 3-1 win over Cadiz in the first leg....

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Mourinho says Gary Neville must prove himself as a good coach

London:  Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho wished "good luck" to Englishman Gary Neville, who is now in charge of Spanish football club Valencia and said that "now he must prove he....

Real Madrid better than what a lot of people think: Coach Benitez

Madrid:   Real Madrid head coach Rafael Benitez has said that they have recovered from the humiliating 0-4 defeat against Barcelona, and emphasised that his group won three straight games....

Delhi government restricted by BCCI to hold felicitation ceremony

New Delhi:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday prevented the Delhi government from felicitating the players of the World Cup winning squads of 1983 and....

Ecuador’s football chief refuses to resign

Quito: Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga has announced that he would not resign amid the allegations about his involvement in the FIFA corruption scandal.   Chiriboga, who has....

FIFA suspend heads of CONMEBOL, CONCACAF

Rio De Janeiro: The presidents of South American football confederation CONMEBOL and North, Central America and Caribbean confederation CONCACAF have been suspended for 90 days, world football governing body FIFA....

Saina nominated for BWF Player of Year award

Kuala Lumpur: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has the chance of putting another feather in her hat as the 25-year-old has been nominated for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Women's....

West Ham striker Sakho out for two months

London: West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho will be sidelined just over eight weeks after confirming the extent of the injury the Senegalese international footballer suffered in Sunday's 1-1 draw....